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Liaison Malorie Imhoff
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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STARS v1.2

DePauw University
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:
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Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
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Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the activities:

As part of our Bonner Service Plunge day during August, we had over a dozen first year students sign up to volunteer at the campus farm and ride community bikes as transportation to get there! It was a great way to introduce the first year students to the campus farm.


Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
No

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Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
Yes

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On Mentor Activity Day during New Student Orientation, we introduced the community bikes to the first year students by having the lead mentor ride around on a community bike to deliver supplies to the mentor groups.

During orientation we hosted two Academic Exploration sessions for students, introducing them to our sustainability efforts on campus and inviting them to volunteer at the campus farm. We've done this for several years in a row.


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